emollient

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emollient

 [e-mol´yent]
1. soothing and softening, as an emollient bath given for skin disorders.
2. an agent having this effect on the skin or an irritated internal surface.

e·mol·li·ent

(ē-mol'ē-ent),
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): malactic
[L. emolliens, pres. p. of e- mollio, emollire, to soften]

emollient

(ĭ-mŏl′yənt)
adj.
1. Softening and soothing, especially to the skin.
2. Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying: the emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator.
n.
1. An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
2. An agent that assuages or mollifies.

emollient

Dermatology A hydrating agent composed of fat or oil applied topically to soften skin, especially laminated keratin or hyperkeratotic scales–eg, of psoriasis

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.

emollient

Soothing. Any agent, such as a cream or ointment, that soothes or softens the skin.

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation.